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Murmurs: All the News That’s Fit to Read in a Loo.

City Commissioner Steve Novick is ready to flush Portland’s toilet-sales department. The newest member of the City Council says the efforts to market the patent sidewalk commode known as the P   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It’s Not Too Late to Let Police Horses Unionize.

Just as Mayor Charlie Hales moves to bust the Portland police commanders union, a bill to expand the rights of police brass to unionize is working its way through the Legislature. House Bill 2418 ex   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: After Nike’s Sweetheart Deal, Intel Makes a Play.

Intel now wants what Nike got. Emails obtained by WW under a public records request show that, in late March, Intel met with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s team “for a follow-on conversation to the Decembe   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Giving the Term “Muckety-Mucks” a New Meaning.

Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation are leaning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a $125,500 penalty levied against companies on the hook for cleaning up contaminated sed   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Don’t Look Now, But They’re Drinking in Old Town.

At least 315 cars have been towed from the Old Town Entertainment District since December, when the city started closing down six blocks in Northwest on weekends (and certain drinking holidays)    More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: When a Quarter Mil of Your Money Isn’t Enough.

While Oregon education czar Rudy Crew is pushing a reform agenda in Salem, he’s hoping to moonlight so he can add to his $280,000-a-year state salary (see “Wrecking Crew,” WW, Jan. 16, 2013).    More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Sincerely Yours, the Breakfast Club.

The Bureau of Development Services has suspended four commercial electrical inspectors and fired one after an investigation found they were loafing at a Northwest Industrial District diner. Sources fa   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News that Grants You Total Consciousness.

The fluoride battle this week produced a phone-book-sized collection of voters pamphlet statements, with 46 pages of arguments for fluoridation and a whopping 85 against. Most supporting arguments   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The City’s Old Town Plan Goes From Gold to Dust.

The Grove Hotel, a $3.7 million Portland Development Commission project to revitalize Old Town-Chinatown, is on life support. City emails obtained by WW show David Gold—lead partner in the pla   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Bogdanski Files Suit Against Art Tax and a Farewell to Kathie Durbin

But can you use the bill as rolling papers?

It’s not like Jack Bogdanski to be coy. The Lewis & Clark Law School professor, best known by the nom de blog Bojack, is ever willing to skewer local officials and the media. But this week   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Editorial Staff
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